North Carolina Ski Resorts Running…Others to Open this Week!

The main subject of emails and conversations this morning is the impending SNOW that is headed our way.  We’ll update you on the weather shortly with a second posting in a few minutes.

Here’s the breakdown on what’s happening at the resorts of the Southeast. (We are consolidating reports until everything is running and we will begin segregating and late this week.

Appalachian:  Some people emailed that App was still announcing that they were opening last week on their website.  We can’t help you there, but we have been reporting that they would not open until this week.  They plan on opening TUESDAY or Wednesday, weather permitting.

Cataloochee: Is not open today, but WILL be open Tuesday from 1pm til 10pm and then Wednesday from 9am til 4:30pm.  They plan on being closed Thanksgiving Day and then open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am til 4:30pm each day.

Hawksnest: Still looking at the first of December.
Sapphire Valley: Still looking at last December to open.

Ski Beech: IS OPEN today with 4-10" of base on five trails.

Sugar Mountain is OPEN with 8-18" of base on two trails.

Wolf Laurel has been rather quiet, but they still say that they will open as soon as weather permits.

Wintergreen Resort is planning to open THIS Saturday.

Canaan Valley is still saying as soon as…so expect that to happen at least by this weekend.  We’ll keep you posted.

Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia is experiencing the same rain that the North Carolina mountains is seeing today, and they too are looking for as much as 6" of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday and they plan to open WEDNESDAY with eight trails.

Timberline Resort is showing 31° this morning, and they have been making snow.  They plan to open soon.

winterplace is reporting 43° and they plan to open as soon as they can…weather permitting.

WISP Resort in Maryland is reporting 33° and has made snow.  They will be opening shortly…perhaps this week.

Until Next Time!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.